Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Tobacco product regulation

Tobacco is one of the few openly available commercial products that is virtually unregulated in terms of its contents and emissions. At the same time, it is the only legally available product that kills up to one half of its regular users when consumed as recommended by its manufacturer.

Tobacco product regulation network of scientists

WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg)

To address the issue of product regulation, the Director-General established the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg) in 2003. The group, which includes leading scientists in the field, carries out research and drafts recommendations for WHO's Member States on the issue of establishing regulatory frameworks for the design and manufacture of tobacco products.

WHO Tobacco Laboratory Network (TobLabNet)

The WHO Tobacco Laboratory Network (TobLabNet) is a global network of government, academic, and independent laboratories aiming to strengthen national and regional capacity for the testing and research of the contents and emissions of tobacco products, in accordance with Article 9 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).

The network resulting from the International Tobacco Regulators’ Conference will continue the dialogue in the global regulatory community.

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